For companies in most industries, some goals and initiatives have evolved significantly over the years, while others have remained relatively the same. For example, companies have always sought to streamline costs and boost production while providing the highest quality products or services in their market. However, more recently, they’ve also begun to tie those goals with more socially and environmentally conscious ones, including implementing more eco-friendly processes and technologies into their workflow. In many instances, the realm of electrical cooling has proven an important area to focus on when it comes to lowering a company’s environmental footprint. With heat exchangers, they can streamline their electrical thermal management processes using significantly more eco-friendly heat transfer processes.
1. They use natural processes to transfer heat
The basis of heat exchanger cooling technology is that it utilizes natural processes of transferring electrical waste heat. By contrast, more traditional cooling solutions prevent overheating by generating chilled air to keep temperatures low within an electrical enclosure. However, transferring the waste heat that electrical components generate is a much more efficient process, and it doesn’t require the large amounts of energy or use of harmful chemicals that come with more conventional solutions. For instance, using an eco-friendly cooling fluid, heat exchangers can take advantage of natural/forced convection, conduction, and or phase-change cooling to keep waste in moving in a continuous loop.
2. They use environmentally friendly cooling fluids
The fluids that cooling solutions like air conditioners use, such as Freon, can become a hazard if spilled or mishandled. In addition to the typically large amounts of energy that they utilize, this can make them more of an issue when it comes to a company’s environmental footprint. However, heat exchangers don’t use fluid to chill air, but rather to absorb and transfer waste heat, which means they can utilize fluids that are much safer and more eco-friendly (such as water).
3. They allow companies to repurpose waste heat
With the use of natural heat transfer processes, heat exchangers have become a popular way for companies to improve thermal management processes in a more eco-friendly manner. However, their benefits to greener initiatives goes beyond streamlining electrical cooling. For instance, more advanced applications can often be used to make processes such as wastewater treatment more efficient and cost-effective. By transferring electrical waste heat to equipment that can utilize it for such processes, companies can lower their reliance on energy while also boosting their greener business efforts.
For more information about how heat exchangers are more eco-friendly, call Noren Thermal Solutions in Taylor, TX, at 866-936-6736.